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Leading Hospitals Leverage Telemedicine Data

Telemedicine data is a distinguishing factor among leading telemedicine networks because it affords the ability to measure, analyze and improve performance at the network, hospital and provider level. Please continue reading to learn about the key metrics hospitals are using and how their programs have become more efficient at conducting telemedicine consultations, more effective at treating patients in the best care setting, and more collaborative at improving population health.

Data‐​Driven Telemedicine: Optimizing Programs using Clinical and Performance Telemedicine Data

Data‐​driven telemedicine programs are demonstrated to be more effective and sustainable than those lacking clinical and performance metrics. Telemedicine data can be used to monitor program performance, compare results among participating partners, identify areas for improvement, and quantify value. This data can also be used to monitor clinical performance measures relevant to consulting specialists, service lines, individual consultations, and the whole telemedicine program. Download the report.

Telemedicine Data and the AHA Scientific Statement on Telemedicine Quality and Outcomes

Telemedicine data plays a central role in the recently published AHA Scientific Statement, which states that every hospital in a telestroke network should collect stroke metrics. The document also speaks favorably of the software‐​based approach to telemedicine used by REACH Health: “Some telestroke systems use software solutions that record much or all of the essential information and include the capability of generating a report that can be printed, faxed, or directly imported into an EMR.

Read more about the AHA telestroke guidelines.

Clinical and Performance Applications for Telemedicine Data

There are many ways telemedicine metrics and analytics may be leveraged. In fact, REACH Health customers use a wide variety of performance and clinical analytics to improve program effectiveness and clinical treatment, as well as manage and guide staff, address community education needs, and justify and improve financial return. REACH clinical and performance analytics populate easy‐​to‐​understand reports that are generated with the push of a button and may be saved and updated over time. Sample reports include consult volume, transfer volume, patient retention trends and many more. Continue reading to see how REACH customers measure the clinical quality of a telemedicine service provider.

How Penn State Hershey Leverages Clinical Data for Telemedicine Excellence

The Penn State Hershey LionNet telestroke network was recently profiled in Healthcare Informatics. The hardworking doctors and nurses at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, a comprehensive stroke center, have created a highly effective system of stroke care that includes multiple primary stroke centers. One key component of their success has been the use of clinical data to monitor progress against key benchmarks and identify areas for improvement. Learn more about Penn State’s achievements using clinical data.

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